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United Way, FamilyWize program cuts prescription costs

Archived, 2 days ago From hattiesburgamerican.com 

Hattiesburg, MISSISSIPPI - The United Way of Southeast Mississippi and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed to help residents in Forrest, Lamar, Perry and Marion counties save thousands of dollars on prescription medications.

As part of the progr ...

MDA ‘lock-up’ raises more than $14K

Archived, 4 days ago From claremoreprogress.com 

Claremore, OKLAHOMA - Thirty-two people spent time “behind bars” in Claremore Thursday, calling on friends and family to bail them out in an effort to raise money for those who suffer from debilitating diseases.

They were successful.

Sharon M ...

Simply indispensable: Angola Red Cross responds to yellow fever outbreak

Archived, 4 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - With one of the largest mass yellow fever vaccination campaigns ever attempted in Africa underway in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this week, Red Cross volunteers are donning the familiar red vests and fanning out across both countr ...

Make-A-Wish donates pool to boy with cancer

Archived, 5 days ago From centralctcommunications.com 

Bristol, CONNECTICUT - Danger Dan Therriault raised his arms in triumph as he sat up in his wheelchair to watch the parade of heavy diesel trucks, led by the Make-A-Wish monster truck, roar down the tiny residential street toward his home early Friday morning.

Final 'onslaught' against yellow fever

Archived, 5 days ago From africanews.com 

Lyon, FRANCE - A massive vaccination campaign against yellow fever has been extended to the entire Kinshasa as well as four provinces affected by the epidemic in Angola.

Congolese lined up in their numbers on Thursday waiting to be administered the v ...

Ben Affleck and Emma Stone to lead ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ event

Archived, 5 days ago From hofmag.com 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Hollywood actors Ben Affleck and Emma Stone are tapped to lead the Stand Up to Cancer telethon event next month. Joining them are other A-list celebrities from the television, film and music industry.

The big names from different enter ...

Firefighters hit the streets, dance for MDA fundraiser

Archived, 5 days ago From mcphersonsentinel.com 

McPherson, KANSAS - Boots may be made for walking, but they can also gather cash for those with muscular dystrophy.

The Fill the Boot Campaign, hosted nation-wide by local fire departments, collects funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In 2015, m ...

UNHCR working with Government of Uganda and emergency response partners to contain cholera outbreak amongst the newly arrived South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani district, Uganda

Archived, 5 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Government of Uganda and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are implementing containment measures in the recently-opened Pagirinya settlement in Adjumani district following confirmation of an outbreak of cholera.

49 South Sudanese refug ...

Florence Freedom fans 'brave the shave' to raise money to fight children's cancer

Archived, 5 days ago From wcpo.com 

Cincinnati, OHIO - It's not too rash a statement to say that no child should have to fight cancer, and that hope prompted at least 44 brave folks to take drastic measures to raise money for childhood cancer research Wednesday night where the Florence Freedom play baseb ...

Truck convoy will support Make-A-Wish Foundation

Archived, 6 days ago From publicopiniononline.com 

Chambersburg, PENNSYLVANIA - This weekend, tractor trailers will drive around the area with children as their passengers for the fifth annual Franklin County Truck Convoy for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the "wishes" of children with life-threatening m ...

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